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The Canterbury Tales (I racconti di Canterbury) (1972)

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Hugh Griffith Hugh Griffith
Sir January
Laura Betti Laura Betti
The Wife from Bath
Franco Citti Franco Citti
The Devil
Alan Webb Alan Webb
Old Man
Pier Paolo Pasolini Pier Paolo Pasolini
Geoffrey Chaucer
Vernon Dobtcheff Vernon Dobtcheff
The Franklin


Written by
Pier Paolo Pasolini Pier Paolo Pasolini
(screenplay)


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The Canterbury Tales

8 years, 4 months ago at Oct 4 1:36
You know, I’ve tried to take a few days to think about what I experienced while viewing The Canterbury Tales, and I’m still slightly at a loss for what it all added up to. It carries over the anthology structure from Chaucer, and writer-director Pier Paolo Pasolini cast himself as Chaucer, essentially writing its own director-as-auteur thesis for those inclined to lean on that critical school ... read more

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1 year, 1 month ago at Jan 8 10:57

As someone who's seen all of Pasolini's films I can definitely say without second thoughts The Canterbury Tales is his most comedic one. Some of the scenes - especially those with Ninetto Davoli were hilarious, and regardless if the hilarious parts had deeper meanings they made me smile. The acting is exactly how most Pasolini are so no performance was amazingly notable for me to put in her... read more
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Eight of Geoffrey Chaucer’s lusty tales come to life on-screen in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s gutsy and delirious The Canterbury Tales, which was shot in England and offers a remarkably earthy re-creation of the medieval era. From the story of a nobleman struck blind after marrying a much younger and promiscuous bride to a climactic trip to a hell populated by friars and demons (surely one of the most outrageously conceived and realized sequences ever committed to film), this is an endlessly imaginative work of merry blasphemy, framed by Pasolini’s portrayal of Chaucer himself.
Release date: 30 May 1980
UPC: 014381441628
Tags: Drama (9), Italian (6), Comedy (4), Italy (4), Pasolini (3), 1970s (3), 1972 (3), Foreign Language (2), 70's (2), Based On Novel (2), 1970's (2), History (2), Avant-Garde (1), Comedia (1), European (1), 70s (1), Cameo (1), United Artists (1)
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As someone who's seen all of Pasolini's films I can definitely say without second thoughts The Canterbury Tales is his most comedic one. Some of the scenes - especially those with Ninetto Davoli were hilarious, and regardless if the hilarious parts had deeper meanings they made me smile. The acting is exactly how most Pasolini are so no performance was amazingly notable for me to put in here. Also, Franco Citti was apparently in this film, but like multiple times over I wasn't able to recognise him. Is this because he has a dissimilarity from primarily every appearance he does in Pasolini films? I'm not certain on that. Regardless, I'm sure if I saw this movie again I'd be able to recognise his face.

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